Thursday, August 12, 2010

These 4 perfumes are my all time favorites. #1 is Tommy Bahama (pink), it's a great summer scent. It's kind of floral-ish but don't let that fool you I know a lot of people don't like floral smelling perfumes (including myself) but this is not over powering. It's light enough to wear anytime, anywhere! I actually got this at Sams Club with a tiny travel size and a medium purse size...the one in the picture is the big momma jomma size! It's GINORMOUS (one of my favorite lines from 'Elf'). The set was about $45. #2 is 'W' by Banana Republic and as you can see I'm running low...gotta go pick up another bottle. This perfume is just clean smelling to me. Most of the time if you smell me...I'm wearing this perfume. I found it at TJ Maxx and got 2 bottles for around $30 so you can't go wrong with that. #3 ok I have been wearing this perfume since I was in high school. It's my secret weapon. It's RARE GOLD and I get it from Avon. If you are an AVON shopper and you watch the sales in their catalogs or online you can get 2 bottles of this for $20 so I literally stock up and and get 4 bottles. This perfume is very warm smelling. Some people might use this perfume more in the winter time but it's for year-round. No joke, EVERY TIME I wear this someone ask me what I have on. GET IT. GET IT NOW!! Oh and if you try the other 'RARE' perfumes from Avon you will be disappointed...nothing compares to RARE GOLD!! And last but not least #4 is Valentino...I don't know if you can tell from the picture but I have only a few drops left of this perfume...I have to tilt it to get enough to come out (come on ladies you know what I'm talking about...gotta get those last few drops outta there). This perfume is considered a musk, which I'm not a fan of musk scents but it's amazing. If you wanna get your man to lean in a little closer to breathe in a little more of you then put a few squirts on your neck and dab it behind you ears...he will be enticed. You can get this at KOHLS for around $45.

Of course, like all perfumes, these will react differently with your body chemistry so try them to find your favorite scent but these are mine! If y'all try any of these or have tried these or you own them now...let me know what you think.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Gel
I have had this stuff for a while...probably since the beginning of the summer, therefore I'm not sure how much it cost, I'm thinking around $6-$8. I like to get a little base tan then use a self-tanner just to kinda keep a bronzed look but I will probably use it during the winter months every now and then for a little BOOST of color. This stuff says that it is streak-free...LET ME GIVE YOU A LITTLE HINT: no self tanner is streak free but I finally figured out how to use this. The first couple of times my legs looked like I just poured some iodine and let it run down..yep it was pretty funny and my momma got a good kick out of it!! After a few applications I mastered it...first of all let me say I only put this on my legs...I put a good amount in the palm of my hand and put half of it on the bottom half of my leg and the other half on the top half of my leg and I keep rubbing and spreading it around evenly until it feels like it's starting to absorb. Then I usually take a little more and add it to the back of my legs because I'm not perfect and I can't seem to get it all in one fail swoop! REMEMBER don't use too can always add more but you can't take away (take it from my iodine streaked legs). One application is enough for a little tint of color but 2 applications is my limit or you will start looking ORANGE. Be sure and wash your hands thoroughly & immediately because it WILL leave your hands looking like you just played in some red Georgia clay and be sure to get it out from under your nails!! I usually put this on after a shower and just stay wrapped up in towel (I have found after around 30 minutes that it has reached it's maximum color) while I apply make-up and do my hair before putting my clothes on. I haven't had any problems with this product staining my clothes. As far as smell...a little disappointing because it doesn't smell any different than other self-tanners. This product also contains Vitamin E which is always nice...I need all the help I can get but it doesn't only give a little color to my otherwise roadmap looking legs but it seems to make my legs look smoother...I especially like putting this on after shaving...smooth, soft and touchable!! Ya gotta admit what girl doesn't want a little color, always a confidence booster and a little color seems to hide all those imperfections (cough 'cellulite').

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I bought this item today and tried it tonight! This AUSSIE 3 Minute Miracle is going to be my new best friend. It is amazing. My hair is colored (blonde highlights) which really dries it out so I've been looking for an 'at home' treatment without the salon price. This was around $4 and I highly recommend it. Since I have a fear of build-up (not that this product will do that, it's just a phobia of mine) I will only use it once every couple of weeks. Since I don't tease and straighten and blow-dry every day then it's not necessary. My hair feels so soft and healthy! I think this product will be great for anyone who has color treated, sun damaged or who styles their hair a lot and uses product day in and day out...we all probably fall into one of those categories! Try it, you won't be disappointed.